Tag Archives: cost

Cab earnings update: seasonal rise in demand for taxis offsets increased fuel and gate costs.

San Francisco cab drivers face two recent cost pressures: a recent gate fee increase combined with the recent climb in gas prices. Fortunately, these cost pressures come at a time when aggregate demand for taxis in the City is increasing. … Continue reading

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Driving a slow weekend in the City

It was another slow weekend in San Francisco. During my shifts I witnessed a non-trivial collision. A Toyota pickup truck was traveling behind me south on South Van Ness. As we approached the 16th Street intersection he passed me on … Continue reading

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Online ad networks: Good, bad, in-between?

PaidContent.org has a great rundown of differing views regarding online advertising networks. Any analysis I could make is already well reflected in the collected views, so without further ado here it is: Link

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News flash: Livable cities are sustainable cities.

NPR’s Morning Edition recently featured an excellent two part series on the aggregate effects of our living decisions on the environment. The stories hit hard from the angle that suburbia increases per capita carbon footprint while denser, urban living offers … Continue reading

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“Energy independence” is silly. We must use less energy regardless of its source.

My unwavering allegiance to the American Public Media radio program Marketplace was made ever tighter by a clear and compelling opinion piece by Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute. The piece is written so concisely I can do no better … Continue reading

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Revver’s sale at a loss indicates online video monetization is difficult. (Not impossible.)

The WSJ among others reported on Revver’s sale to LiveUniverse for $5 million, a loss from the total of $12.7 MM invested in the project. What went wrong with Revver? Clear overspend: I’m confused as to why they needed $12.7 … Continue reading

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Newspapers losing relevance in users’ everyday lives.

Editor and Publisher says newspapers no longer hold relevance in end-user’s daily lives. TRUE. Newspapers cling to their old function as news reporters, but end-users want more. They want to hear about events that affect their lives and their communities … Continue reading

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